Tag Archives: Cooperation and Collaboration

Parents join us at forest school

This week the children had some special visitors at forest school, their parents! The children really enjoyed having their parents to join them at forest school to show them what they get up to. The parents sat back and watched as their children went to explore with the fun of taking a few risks before they went to join.

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There was lots of cooperation and collaboration on show as bits were being resourced to make rafts to see if they would float or sink in the stream.

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The buckets were used in different ways to collect water from the stream and there was lots of excitement when the chuldren poured the water on the bank to watch which way it would flow back to the stream.

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Magnifying glasses were being used for mini beast hunts and a rather large slug was found hiding on a log!

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Some parents even followed their children climbing up trees!

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The children were on the look out for dinosaurs when large foot prints were found around the forest school site. A purple dinosaur with orange spots was spotted!

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Thank you very much to the parents for joining us at forest school, the children really enjoyed having you there and we hope you had a great time joining your children in all the exploring and risk taking they do!

 

 

 

We had a mudtastic afternoon

This afternoon the children got kitted out in their waterproofs and wellies and got to work helping Mr Brombley dig out the, not so happy looking, flowers in our flower bed. After completing that job the children happily continued to dig the soil looking for wiggly worms. They all had great fun getting very muddy!

“It’s a tiny worm”

“Look I’ve found a big wiggly worm”

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Our new music wall

 Our very own little grange band has arrived!

This afternoon the children were introduced to our new music wall in the garden. The children chose different “musical” items and helped to hang them up including a colander, a silver plate, some different sized copper pipes, a dog bowl, a small silver bucket and a large bin! The children loved working together to make music. They tried playing the different items loudly and quietly but their favourite was, of course, loudly!

“Do you like my music?”

“This one makes a banging noise”

“I can play two together”

 

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What would you use as a musical instrument?

 

Pumpkin carving

Miss lipyeat’s group had great fun Pumpkin carving with reception. My group – Ava, Manya, Jaiyan, Lucy Hawkins, Logan and Tabitha showed great cooperation and collaboration as they worked together to scoop out the pumpkin. We then talked about what design we wished to create on our pumpkin and the children decided to choose triangle eyes, a square nose and a smiley face with teeth. Well done for showing great team work!

What would you carve on your pumpkin?

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Noah’s Ark

C&L: This week for our C&L small group weekly activity, the children listened to the story of Noah’s Ark. They heard that many, many years ago, there lived a good man called Noah, who was warned that it was going to rain very heavily for a long time. He built a big boat (Ark) which he turned into a floating zoo to offer shelter to pairs of animals from all over the world. This gave us the opportunity to talk about lots of animals, which of course is our topic this half-term.

The children also very enthusiastically worked in small teams to make animals for our display board.

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grafting ‘skin’ onto a pair of Giraffes.

imageSticking on a couple of eyessssssssss on a snake.imageCrocodile Dundee has nothing over these fearless crocodile handlers!

 

 

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